- Bird Flu alert in Maharashtra
- Hens to undergo screening
- Poultry farms under scanner
Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals. Most forms of the virus are restricted to birds. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu.
Blood flu has created havoc in Bhuvaneshwarnagar, Dasarahalli, Bengaluru. After which, it has been declared as “Infected Zone” and the area of 1 to 10 km radius is declared as “Surveillance Zone”. Now, Maharashtra government has issued an alert in the 11 districts of the Karnataka border.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr D M Chavan, additional commissioner, Animal Husbandray Department, Maharashtra, informed about the alert and said, “Alert has been issued in the 11 districts of the Karnataka border. The officials have been told to monitor the deaths of chicken.”
He added, “In the year 2006, the bird flu had hit in Navapur Taluka in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. After which, screening is done from time to time. After alert issued by the Karnataka state, a discussion with the collectors of all the districts, took place through the video conference.”
As per Chavan, Guidelines has been issued in Latur, Osmanabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur and many other states advising people to stay alert and not to panic.